BRS Replicant Balisong Butterfly Knife Carbon Fiber (4.5" Stonewash)

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  • Overall Length: 10.00"
  • Blade Length: 4.50"
  • Cutting Edge: 4.25"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.13"
  • Blade Material: 154CM
  • Blade Style: Tanto
  • Finish: Stonewash
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 5.50"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.55"
  • Handle Material: Carbon Fiber
  • Color: Black
  • Frame/Liner: Titanium
  • Weight: 4.72 oz.
  • User: Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Knife Type: Butterfly
  • Brand: BRS
  • Model: Replicant
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Best Use: Everyday Carry
  • Product Type: Knife

The BRS Replicant is designed by and for flippers, and it is as devout to the sport as you are. Featuring titanium liners with lightly textured carbon fiber scales for better grip. The recognizable Scorpion Tip Tanto blade rounds out the knife, making the Replicant a truly refined tool.

Don't confuse the Replicant with other run-of the-mill balisongs on the market. Much like its predecessor the Alpha Beast, the Replicant has been bioengineered for superior agility, dynamics and performance.

BladeRunnerS Systems (or -=BRS=-) is a company founded by balisong manipulators and knife/gear enthusiasts. Their mission is to produce high performance balisongs and gear with a design philosophy centered around performance, precision and quality. "For us it has to be right and has to flip right, we are performance grade, competition ready, battle tested...and looking forward to earning your business."

Customer Reviews

Sleek- Smooth- Sharp
Matthew B. on Jun 26, 2017

This knife really sings to me. It swings and pivots in the hand with ease, almost as though its begging to be flipped. The balance on this knife lends itself to tricks seamlessly and leaves you craving that "just five more minutes of practice" any time you have to put it down. Its as much an adult toy as a tool or a knife. Short the price I'd almost call it a must try.

Almost perfect
Julio P. on Jan 19, 2018

This knife of you’re not used to a standard replicant is perfect. The carbon fiber makes it a little too light. I prefer the G-10. It’s still a great knife

Jonathan M. on Jan 5, 2018

This knife flips perfectly and is super smooth. No Handle play at all and no blade rub.

Great knife
trayton b. on Oct 31, 2019

The quality to 10/10. For the purpose of having a knife to flip and show off I give it 10/10 again. Larger than the Benchmade 51, same quality.

Amazing version of a great knife
Mitchell E. on Jul 26, 2017

Oh boy. Another BRS premium Replicant. Pros: -Razor sharp and ready to flip out of the box. -Amazing flipper. -Carbon fiber handles look and feel great. -BRS signature latch can't get stuck in between handles, if you choose not to remove it. -On the light side, but nowhere near as light as a BM51. -Blade is absolutely gorgeous. -BladeHQ is great to order from as always. Cons: -A bit pricier for a small upgrade.

Better than the infinity
Gabe S. on May 15, 2017

Now that I have two top-quality knives a can compare them. The cf rep is an amazing knife. It feels a bit blocky at first but you get used to it quickly. The weight seems to be on the heavier side, but it is counteracted by the superb balance of the knife. The lock is nowhere near as tight as the infinity which is a definite plus to this knife. It is also not too expensive for the amazing quality. Owning this makes me feel like I wasted my 460 on the infinity. The zen-pins makes for a quieter flip than tang pins. I definitely recommend this to any one, noob or pro.

Another Awesome BRS Release
Gregg H. on May 15, 2017

I received my Carbon Fiber Replicant today and can't put it down!! ... and to think this purchase almost didn't happen... I have eight other BRS bali's and wasn't sure if the carbon fiber rep would be unique enough to make it worth adding to my collection... but I got caught up in the thrill of the drop date and pulled the purchase trigger... so glad I did... I love this knife!! Thanks BladeHQ & BRS for another quality experience!!

Best Balisong I Have Flipped
Dayton G. on Aug 1, 2017

This is by far my favorite flipper as of the time writing this review. From owning all 3 BRS Balisongs I enjoy this one the most. I was thinking I would be able to tell the weight difference from the standard but honestly they feel the same weight in hand. Now actually holding and feeling the scales are much different. The Cf scales seem a lot smoother and more comfortable in hand (preference). Still flips amazing like the standard. You can still expect to chip the tip of the blade. The only true downside I could say about this knife is taking it apart and putting it back together is a pain, but other than that I give this knife easily a 5/5.

High Quality Balisong
Jota H. on May 17, 2017

The Carbon Fiber Replicant is amazing! It is all you would expect from BRS and is an excellent addition to any flippers collection. I am glad they went with the 154 cm to keep the cost down a bit. Thank you Blade HQ, for partnering with BRS and helping people like me to have the opportunity to enjoy another high quality Balisong!

A true performer!
Robert C. on May 17, 2017

Ok, so I own a custom infinity, and a second hand premium replicant. Wasn't sure this would be much different than the other rep, but I was wrong. It feels soo sturdy. Build quality is superb. It's actually kind of sharp too! I don't find it weighs any less than the premium rep, but that is just me feeling it out. Actually, feels a bit heavier almost. But the CF is a great feel. Almost has a rubbery feel which makes it easy to grip and do more advanced tricks with. I was surprised guys; it just feels incredibly professional, and well built. I absolutely recommend this to anyone who likes those larger handle-sized balisongs. It's a real deal performer!

No way to put down
Jason z. on May 17, 2017

I just can't put this knife down it's amazing I have always wanted a rep this experience went past my expectations can't wait to see modded.

Love it
John p. on May 18, 2017

This rep is awesome. The carbon fiber feels amazing, I thought it might be slippery but its vary grippy. Well worth the money imo way better then my 51.

My first brs product
brennan h. on Jul 28, 2018

This is my first high end balisong and I'm definitely happy I went with BRS.

Oh yeah!!
Evan L. on May 23, 2017

Silky smooth and sassy flips! Would recommend to friend or enemy. Blade hq was wicked fast too, what a hook up. P.s. for real though, wow flips awesome. If still in stock grab one from knife center while you can

Mohammed I. on Nov 4, 2019

I have a bm 87 and 51 they arent good flippers compared to this i liked it so much i own 3 reps i almost solely flip the carbon fiber one. Love brs so much im getting that channeled alpha beast when it comes out. Anyways if you are serious about flipping i would suggest getting one, they are in high demand even if you dont like it you can probably sell it close to what you got it for. Much love have a good life.

Dream Bali 👍😎👌
Ron S. on Nov 4, 2019

The build quality is amazing , I have been craving this model for quite sometime . Once I got in my hands I looked it over really careful, I had seen some past tuber reviews with build quality so I was skeptical. The blade is very sharp out of the box with a nice finish on the bevel . The stonewash finish from the blade to the liners is consistent , I looked in side the carbon liners contours and holes could see the same consistency stonewash on the liners inside to. No burrs in the carbon fiber holes. The screws were consistent, no unusual blemishes on the sex bolts same color , the torx screws were also consistent shinny Crome finish. The latch swings freely no binding a small blemish on the shaft from opening and closing . Started to flip and the pivots had a tight tolerance , put some synthetic oil, less than a drop on each pivot and after 20 mins the handles were swinging the way I like . Balance ... I have the barebones stainless trainer ... not at all in a negative way but the carbon replicant is on the other side of the universe ... barebones swings like a giant pendulum ... the carbon rep much lighter and the momentum is neutral in the handles. so less stress when doing stuff like the mernax / choker fan . It has that techie feel and sound ... in hand . Just my personal taste .. the carbon has better grip in hand than ti or stainless. I’ll be flipping and i can instantly tell when I’m on the bite because it feels cooler in my hand . I’ve got the ti pocket clip for the rep on my wish list , I’m gonna fool around an put it on the safe handle see what happens. The guys at BRS are putting out a great product .👍😎👌 RonRonn

BRS or bust!
David B. on May 24, 2017

I'm trying to write a review, but I can't put it down long enough to type! Just buy one! You won't be disappointed! Dealing with Blade HQ was top notch, as always!

BRS does it again!
Chris B. on Jun 12, 2018

First of all, the knife looks amazing with the carbon fiber scales. But most important, it flips like a dream!

Be carful
Jax f. on Aug 14, 2018

Great flipper built like a tank but not 5 stars in my opinion I've snapped three screws already and I've been through a sexbolt and a zen pen

Good flipper, finish not great
Trevin S. on May 17, 2017

The knife came sharp, well tuned, and performs very well. The knife feels great. However, not 5 stars in my opinion. The finishing of the carbon fiber is relatively sloppy and resulted in little chipped out voids near the handle textured areas. Otherwise it's very smooth! Blade finish is also not great, mine came with a few obvious machining flaws on the primary bevel that look like scotchbrite rubs. On the flats there are diagonal strokes underneath the stonewash, isn't consistent on either side and looks like the finishing work was cut short before the stonewash. Overall if you don't care about some minor finishing details you'll be very happy with this top level flipper!!

A Solid Addition
Eric D. on May 18, 2017

Pros: Great for flipping. Well balanced, crowned spine is comfortable, carbon fiber feels smoother than G-10 version but still offers adequate grip, and latch design prevents latch from impeding flipping. Cons: Fit and finish is almost perfect though I noticed some machining marks near the chevrons. Fortunately it's difficult to notice unless pointed out and observed closely.

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